It is often said that marriages are made in heaven. Nowadays more and more people are opting for blissful tourist locations as their wedding destination.
Contrary to the popular belief, such exotic weddings can be cheaper than even traditional ceremonies. Also, you don't need to spend separately for the honeymoon trip. The first thing you have to select is obviously a location.
It helps if you have a particular location in mind. Whatever place you select, have a discussion with your partner about it. After that you need to do some research about the facilities there. You can get lots of information from the internet about the wedding facilities in any particular place.
The main things that will determine your decision are your budget and your interest. Ideally, you should avail the services of a professional coordinator. If you have friends or relatives at that place, you can assign them the responsibility of finding a chapel and arranging other things.
Most of the hotels in tourist places make arrangements for marriages. In places famous for destination weddings such as Las Vegas, you can find plenty of chapels and wedding coordinators. You will find a number of hotels with this facility on the internet also. But if you are booking directly, do not pay any money before personally inspecting the location and facilities.
Almost all states in the United States require you to get a license before getting married. So make arrangements for obtaining a license from the state in which your wedding destination is located. You will need a chapel or a marriage hall, a priest or a minister, flowers, and food for the visitors.
Even if you entrust somebody else with the responsibility of arranging for these things, it is better to visit the place some days before the event for a final checking. The decision about the arrangement of food should be made only after tasting the food. Exotic names for food items do not necessarily guarantee good taste.
Another thing you have to decide is the number of people you are going to invite to your wedding. If money is not an issue, you can book accommodation facilities for all the invitees.
On the other hand, if you cannot afford to be that lavish, the invitees can book themselves. But invite them well in advance so that they can make necessary arrangements for travel.
Also, you can save money by planning your wedding during the off-season in a particular tourist destination. The rent will be considerably cheaper during off-season.